Peaky Blinders’ boss has confirmed when filming for the forthcoming movie will begin.
The critically acclaimed BBC drama, which stars actor Cillian Murphy, took home Best Drama at the 2022 National Television Awards this evening (October 13).
Steven Knight revealed in his acceptance speech at the NTAs that production will begin in May next year.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Knight went on to drop some hints about what fans can expect from the plot.
“It takes place on Mars,” joked the creator before going on to tease a potential spoiler.
“No, it’s in the Second World War. It takes place during the Second World War.”
Knight previously confessed that he was fascinated with WWII and was keen to explore previously untold stories from the era.
“I’ve had this in mind for quite a while now, a story with the Peakys during the Second World War and I’ve picked up three true stories that I’m integrating into the film,” he told Radio Times in September.
“True, sort of secret and unknown stories about the Second World War, and [I’ve] involved the Peakys in there.”I’m always interested because, with the Second World War, there was so much going on and so much death and destruction, that lots of things happened that didn’t really make it into the history books. So it’s those things I’m focusing on.”
In a recent interview with Today FM, Murphy revealed that the script is coming along well.
“I’ve still not read it [the script] but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television.
“The television part of the story is finished. If there are more stories to tell, I’m there. I just haven’t read it yet but it’s close apparently.”
Meanwhile, creator Knight has been hard at work this year.
It was recently confirmed that he will be reuniting with Stephen Graham for a new Disney+ series that takes a closer look at illegal boxing in Victorian London.
Peaky Blinders is available to stream on BBC iPlayer and Netflix.